Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 / DMC-TZ22 / DMC-ZS10
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 – Phenomenal!
3 February 2014
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 is priced at Rs. 27,990 and though it may seem a bit expensive, and a tad bit bulky this is one camera that should not be missed out on. With 3D capabilities, a phenomenal telephoto zoom, ease of usability and GPS functions this camera is loaded and can be a perfect travel companion.
Conclusion: An impressive set of specs including a 16x zoom lens, a high-quality touch screen, GPS, and 3D image capture, can’t compensate for the subpar image quality and low-light performance you get with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10.
Summary: As far as features are concerned, the Panasonic ZS10 is a pretty slick camera; however, if you are stickler for fine detail in image quality, I think you will find that there are other cameras in the same price range that will do a better job.
Excerpt: Panasonic has added two new models to their popular ZS-series of compact long-zoom digicams, the Lumix DMC-ZS10 and Lumix DMC-ZS8. Both offer a powerful 16x optical zoom lens with their proven MEGA O.I.S. stabilization system, 3.0-inch LCDs, and 14-megapixels of resolution; the ZS10 is the more expensive of the two with various added features over the ZS8.
Conclusion: The touch shutter mode also also allows you to eschew the shutter button altogether and take a picture simply by pressing the LCD with your finger. What's more, the Panasonic TZ20 allows you to zoom in and out of your scene via the LCD screen. No doubt this will prove handy for some, but an annoyance for others.
Conclusion: It is truly tough to summarise what really is something of a two-faced beast. When it comes to features and useability, the TZ20 sets a great standard. Its fast, accurate and can do pretty much all that the travelling photography enthusiast would require. But the photographic game has always been determined by image quality, and this is where the question of noticeable noise at the lowest ISO level might possibly become an issue for some, especially considering the TZ20...
Excerpt: (1 items) The 16X-optical-zoom Panasonic Lumix ZS10 is the touchscreen-equipped successor to last year's Lumix DMC-ZS8. The sum of the DMC-ZS10's parts is a fast-focusing, versatile pocket megazoom with high marks for zoom range, scene modes, 3D still shooting, and in-camera extras. But like many Panasonic cameras, this one presents users with an Auto mode that produces somewhat underexposed images.
Pros: In-camera HDR and high-speed movie modes, Touch-to-focus controls, 3D still shooting, 16X optical zoom lens with very fast autofocus, Manual modes with aperture- and shutter-priority
Cons: Limited touchscreen functionality, GPS feature lacks in-camera mapping, No Raw shooting mode, Images often look underexposed and lack sharpness, Battery life is poor with GPS active
Summary: Lots of photo enthusiasts don't want to haul a bulky DSLR, a full sized tripod, and a heavy bag of lenses everywhere they go. They want small, quick, inconspicuous, responsive, high performance cameras designed by photographers for photographers.
Pros: HD video, Easily usable by both beginners and advanced shooters, Good Leica zoom lens
Cons: Poorly written user's manual, Image noise, Expensive
Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 is one of the best compact on the market and probably the smallest long zoom camera. Although a bit pricey, premium features like full HD capture, extra long zoom (for a compact), GPS and fast shooting will offer you the best package in a small body available.
Summary: The TZ20 is certainly packed out with features. Whether a point-and-shoot user looking for the potential for more control, or just someone who wants a decent zoom range in a relatively small package, the TZ20 has plenty of ground covered. intelligent Auto (iA), full manual controls and the 16x zoom certainly see to that.